PRAYERS BY ST ELIZABETH ANN SETON
“O my Lord Jesus Christ, who was born for me in a stable, lived for me a life of pain and sorrow, and died for me upon a cross, say for me in the hour of my death ‘Father, forgive’, and to your Mother, ‘Behold your child’. Say to me yourself, ‘This day you shall be with me in Paradise’. O my Saviour, leave me not, ‘forsake me not’, I ‘thirst’ for you and long for your fountain of living water – my days pass quickly along, soon all will be consummated for me – to your ‘hands I commend my spirit’, now and forever. Amen.
Unite me to yourself, O adorable victim, life-giving heavenly bread, feed me, sanctify me, reign in me, transform me to yourself – live in me, and let me live in you, let me ADORE you in your life-giving sacraments as my God – LISTEN to you as my Master – OBEY you as my King – imitate you as my Model – follow you as my Shepherd – love you as my Father – seek you as my Physician who will heal all the maladies of my soul – be indeed my WAY, TRUTH and LIFE, sustain me, O heavenly manna, through the desert of this world, till I shall behold you unveiled in your glory. Amen.”